Work Longer to Live Longer: New Research Data About Retirement and Its Impact

In modern living, work fills a big part of life. Work has long been considered to be one of the greatest virtues of mankind as it serves critical functions in human life. For many people, it is customary to spend many hours at work which is increasingly becoming the norm in modern culture. Because more people are spending longer hours...[ read more ]

Suicide Cluster on the Rise among Palo Alto’s Teens : Is it Contagious?

It all began in 2009 -2010 when four students and a recent graduate from Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California killed themselves over a seven-month period. In just five years, the tragedy ensued and was followed by another four suicide victims this year. When a recent graduate from Gunn High killed himself on the tracks near East...[ read more ]

A Chain of Love : Changing People’s Lives through Kidney Donation to Strangers

According to the National Kidney Foundation, it is estimated that about 12 people die each day while waiting for a kidney transplant. In 2014 alone, about 4,270 patients died while waiting. The average wait time for a patient to receive a transplant is approximately 3.6 years which may vary depending on a number of variables such as health,compatibility, and availability of organs. These...[ read more ]

Health Care Reform: Congress Passes New Bill for Suicide Prevention in Veterans

On February 15th, 2015, Obama signed a bill to help with Suicide Prevention among Veterans. Suicide is often the result of extreme depression or PTSD. Despite our resilient ability to cope with and recover from it, depression can sometimes result in grave consequences (including suicide) if left untreated. When depression co-occurs with other mental health conditions such as Post-traumatic Stress...[ read more ]

Emergent Data about Football and Brain Injury: Is Football Safe to Play?

Football is America’s Popular Sport. In recent years, however, the safety of the sport is being scrutinized as there’s a growing body of research evidence suggesting a clear link between football and brain injury. Specifically, repeated head concussions endured by many professional football players have been found to cause a brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  According to...[ read more ]

Novel Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Unveiled

Children with autism are faced with a myriad of social and emotional challenges including delays in expressive and reciprocal speech development. Based on recent data provided by the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (2013), it is estimated that more than 500,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Despite the growing rate...[ read more ]

New Movement in Philanthropy: What It Means to Give

Every Holiday Season comes with an invitation to give as much as to receive. For many people, holidays are a time of celebration in the spirit of sharing. People from all parts of the nation are joining the feast of Giving Tuesday on December 1 which is becoming a new trend of modern living. On December 1, 2015, Mark Zuckerberg,...[ read more ]

New Gene Findings Unravel the Mystery of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe neurological brain disorder which can gravely affect a person’s functioning at many different levels. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 2.6 million Americans are affected by the illness whose debilitating challenges are often extended to their families. What makes the disease so complex is its underlying etiology confounded by both...[ read more ]

The Whole Person

One of the core premises to which I hold fast as a clinician is the holistic approach to healing. I believe that my primary role as a therapist is to know each person as a whole being, rather than merely treating the symptoms of an illness. No disease can be thoroughly understood independent of the person who’s experiencing it. Human...[ read more ]

Heavenly Affirmation

Every person is distinct and special in his/her own being whose uniqueness and personal experiences are to be valued with the utmost respect and honor. Human distress mirrors the fundamental human need and thus opens the door to novel opportunities in life. Inherent in each person lies the dormant impetus for change – the very awareness of his/her innate resiliency....[ read more ]

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